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Notice Of Motion For Leave To Appeal To The Court Of Appeals - New York

Notice Of Motion For Leave To Appeal To The Court Of Appeals Form. This is a New York form and can be used in General Statewide .
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MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL IN A CIVIL CASE FORM FOR PRO SE LITIGANTS THIS FORM IS FOR USE IN CIVIL MATTERS BY PRO SE LITIGANTS ONLY. FOR INFORMATION ON APPLICATIONS SEEKING LEAVE TO APPEAL IN NON-CAPITAL CRIMINAL MATTERS, SEE COURT OF APPEALS RULES OF PRACTICE 500.20. INSTRUCTIONS READ COURT OF APPEALS RULES OF PRACTICE, particularly 500.1, 500.3(b), 500.6, 500.7, 500.8(b), 500.21, 500.22 and 500.25 COMPLETE THE ATTACHED MOTION FORM AND ATTACH THE FOLLOWING PAPERS TO THE MOTION FORM: PAPERS TO ATTACH Please attach copies of the following documents to your motion form: 1. 2. 3. The decision and order or judgment from which you seek leave to appeal.1 The lower court order or agency determination appealed to the Appellate Division. The Appellate Division order denying leave to appeal to this Court (if any). You must also provide a copy of the briefs filed in the Appellate Division by each of the parties and the record or appendix used in the Appellate Division. You do not have to serve the Appellate Division briefs and record or appendix on the other parties. AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE You must provide an affidavit of service indicating service of two copies of your motion papers (one copy if you are also seeking poor person relief), with attachments, on all other parties. Generally, the proper appealable paper is an Appellate Division order. In some circumstances, the proper appealable paper would be a judgment, order or determination of another tribunal pursuant to a prior nonfinal Appellate Division order (see CPLR 5602[a][1][ii]). 1 American LegalNet, Inc. FEES See Rules 500.3(b), 500.21(e). Include a certified check, cashier's check or money order in the amount of $45.00 payable to "State of New York, Court of Appeals" or follow the instructions in Rules 500.3(b) and 500.21(g) and below for requesting poor person relief. POOR PERSON RELIEF See Rule 500.3(b). If you cannot pay the filing fee or you desire some other form of poor person relief, your motion must be accompanied by (1) a motion for poor person relief pursuant to CPLR 1101(a) with proof of your current financial status, or (2) a copy of another court's order granting poor person relief in this case together with a sworn affidavit that the same financial circumstances exist now as when the order granting poor person relief was issued. If you include the documents specified in either (1) or (2) above, you may serve and file only one copy of your motion papers, and you need not pay the filing fee when you file the motion for leave to appeal. TIMELINESS OF MOTION A motion for leave to appeal must be served within thirty days (CPLR 5513[b]). The thirty day period begins upon (1) service of the judgment or order sought to be appealed from, with written notice of its entry, or (2) where a timely motion for leave to appeal has already been denied by the Appellate Division, service of a copy of the Appellate Division order denying the motion for leave to appeal, with written notice of its entry. Add one business day if service of the judgment or order was by overnight mail (CPLR 2103[6]) and five days if service was by regular mail (CPLR 2103[2]). The "Statement in Support of Motion" contains a timeliness checklist. Please fill out this checklist carefully and completely. For a more detailed discussion of timeliness, please refer to this Court's website ( Under References and Links, see the Court's Civil Practice Outline (Section II[E][2]). American LegalNet, Inc. COURT OF APPEALS STATE OF NEW YORK _______________________________________________ (Names of parties as set forth in the Appellate Division caption) _________________________________, ______________________,** v. _________________________________, ___________________ (Indicate name of county) County Clerk Index No.: ____________________ NOTICE OF MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL TO THE COURT OF APPEALS [AND FOR (Specify additional relief, if any) _______________ _______________________ ___________________ ] ** ______________________.* _______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, upon the annexed statement pursuant to Rules 500.21 and 500.22 of the Court of Appeals Rules of Practice, signed on ______ day of ___________, 200__, _________________ will move this Court, at the Court of Appeals Hall, Albany, New York on (Your Name) _________________, 200__, for an order granting leave to appeal to this Court from the order (Return Date) *** or judgment of the ______________________, dated ___________, 200__ (Name of Court) [, and for____________________________________________________________]. (Specify additional relief, if any) Answering papers, if any, must be served and filed in the Court of Appeals with proof of If you are moving for leave to appeal, you are the appellant in this Court; the opposing party is the respondent. Add information within the brackets only if you are seeking relief in addition to leave to appeal. Return Date (see Rule 500.21[a], [b]) - Court of Appeals motion returns days are only on Mondays, unless Monday is a legal holiday, in which case the return date shall be on the next available business day. If the motion is served in person, you must give 8 days' notice. If the motion is served by regular mail, you must give 13 days' notice. Set the return date of your motion for the first Monday on or after the notice period. If that Monday is a legal holiday, set the return date of your motion for the next available business day. *** ** ** American LegalNet, Inc. service on or before the return date of the motion. There is no oral argument of motions, and no personal appearances are permitted. Signature: Print Name: Address: __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ To: Clerk of the Court of Appeals Court of Appeals Hall 20 Eagle Street Albany, New York 12207 Insert the names and addresses of all other parties: _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ American LegalNet, Inc. STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF MOTION Service of judgment or order sought to be appealed (Check w
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